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  • Be There 05-02-12

    Today
    GeekOut Game night from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. Bring your own games or play theirs. Bring a friend or meet new ones.

    The Sierra Club will present movie night, “Revenge of the Electric Car,” at 6:30 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. Everyone is invited to watch the sequel to, “Who Killed the Electric Car.”

    Pajarito Environmental Education Center presents an illustrated talk on Australian birds by Marion Stelts at 7 p.m. See parrots, raptors, honeyeaters, flycatchers, bowerbirds and more. The talk is free.
    Thursday
    The Los Alamos Farmers Market opens for the season, from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. in the parking lot next door to the Mesa Public Library.

  • Photos offer a glimpse into J. Robert Oppenheimer's life

    The J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee will present an exhibit of historic photos titled, “J. Robert Oppenheimer: Photographs From His Life: 1904-1967” from today until May 30 at the Mesa Public Library. The public is encouraged to visit the exhibit.
    An opening reception will be from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday in the upstairs gallery of the library. Refreshments will be served and members of the JROMC will be on hand to answer questions.

  • 'Enigma and Light' reading and book signing Thursday

    David Mutschlecner will read from and sign his new book of poetry, “Enigma and Light,” at Ruby K’s Bagel Café at 6 p.m. Thursday. Tickets to the event are $22.50, which includes the book and refreshments, and will be available at the door the night of the event. Otowi Station Bookstore and Ruby K’s are sponsoring the event.
    He is the author of two previous collections from Ashahta Press, “Veils” and “Esse.”

  • Following the money

    SANTA FE — With the filing of first-quarter campaign fundraising results now available, it appears there will be only one major primary election battle this year. The Democratic race in the Albuquerque-area 1st Congressional District features three candidates raising big money.
    Leading the pack is Bernalillo County Commissioner Michelle Lujan Grisham, with a campaign war chest of $345,000 to get her through the last two months of her campaign. She was the last to get into the race, so had been playing catch up until April 1.

  • How to avoid being a bad roommate

     For many people, having roommates is a natural transition between leaving their parent’s house and buying their own home. It can be a great way to trim expenses and save for the future. But if you’re not careful, cohabitating can also devolve into constant bickering over finances and dirty dishes.
    Roommate tensions are not limited to strangers. When cash-strapped young adults return to the nest, or older parents move in with grown kids for financial or caregiver assistance, long-suppressed family grievances can erupt if you’re not careful.

  • LA Triatomics host Atomic Man

    Mike Rahmer of Tijeras and Caroline Collona of Taos were the top finishers in the Fat Man divisions of the Atomic Man Duathlon Sunday.
    The Atomic Man Duathlon is an annual run-bike-run hosted by the Los Alamos Triatomics, a local multi-discipline athletic club. Athletes started in White Rock and headed down and back toward Bandlelier National Monument on N.M. 4 and back.
    Rahmer, the overall men’s Fat Man winner, finished with a time of 2 hours, 10 minutes, 4 seconds, nearly 4-1/2 minutes better than James Webster of Albuquerque. Colonna was more than five minutes ahead of her closest competitor, Los Alamos’ Amy Regan, to take the women’s Fat Man division title.

  • Topper girls take 2nd in season finale

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field team had a big showing in its final regular season meet of 2012.
    The Hilltoppers picked up second place at the Cleveland Invitational Friday. They grabbed 81 points to take the runner-up spot in team standings.
    Meanwhile, the Hilltopper boys finished with 44 points, taking fourth place in the event. Host Cleveland picked up solid victories in both the boys and girls team competition.
    Both teams will take part in the District 2-4A championship meet Friday and Saturday. Santa Fe will host the 2012 district meet.
    For the Los Alamos girls, Amanda Mercer won the first race of her prep career, taking top honors in the 3200 meters.

  • Highlights of county code changes

    "Special plan (SP) district"

    ▪ Allows site development regulations in an underlying base zone to be modified up to a maximum of 25% using a special plan (SP) district; these include minimum lot area, setbacks, structural separation, structure height, lot coverage, street frontage and width of lots, and parking;

    ▪  Removes potential conflict over what residential site development regulations would be applied in the case of a special plan (SP) district in a downtown district zone;

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